Mar 2019

Events in March 2019

Clean Up Australia Day - Pick up for a platypus! Belgrave Lake Park, Judkins Avenue, Belgrave

Sunday 3rd
9:30am - 11:30am

Join ecologist Josh Griffiths to learn about platypus and sample Monbulk Creek for their DNA. Afterwards we will be protecting platypus by collecting litter around the area. Morning tea generously provided by Care You Love.

Wear appropriate clothing for outdoors. All children must be actively supervised by an adult.

Registration is essential.Please advise number of participants.



Contact: Melbourne Water | Phone: 131722

Waterwatch at Ballarat Begonia Festival Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Ballarat.

Saturday 9th
10:00am - 5:00pm

The Ballarat Begonia Festival is a FREE event hosted by the City of Ballarat held over the Labor Day long weekend. Join Waterwatch and get up close and personal with local Ballarat waterbugs, as well as educational activities daily 10am - 5pm.

Contact: Corangamite Catchment Management Authority

Waterwatch Water Quality Workshop Van Raay Centre Room 3, CERES, Brunswick East.

Sunday 17th
10:00am - 3:30pm

Free training session to become a volunteer Waterwatch monitor. By monitoring water quality and biological indicators and observing the environment we can learn about the health of waterways and help identify problems. All equipment, training manual, technical support and advice are provided and you will receive a certificate on completion.

Registration is essential.

Contact: Merri Creek Management Committee

Waterwatch Waterbug Community Sampling Private Residence (Melbourne Region) - details upon booking.

Sunday 31st
10:00am - 1:00pm

Join the Merri Creek Management Committee Waterwatch Coordinator on the upper Merri Creek in Donnybrook to collect data on waterbug diversity for Melbourne Water project priorities, 10am-1pm. The session will cover sampling and collecting of live macroinvertebrates, and identifying live macroinvertebrates to family level in order to determine the water quality of the Merri creek. Lunch is provided. Some previous experience with macroinvertebrate identification is ideal. Bookings essential. 

Contact: Merri Creek Management Committee